District Report Card

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District Report Card 2017-11-02T13:47:41+00:00

2016 State Report Card

Williamson County Schools continues to demonstrate high academic achievement according to the Tennessee Department of Education’s 2016 State Report Card. The newly-designed report provides a profile of each school district throughout the state, using performance on various standardized assessments and collected statistics to award grades.

Below are some of the district highlights from the 2016 State Report Card:

  • Graduation Rate of 95.5%
  • Average ACT Composite of 24.6
  • 79% of students HOPE Scholarship eligible based on ACT scores
  • 94th percentile in high school mathematics, 92nd percentile in high school English

Note:  No TCAP data is available for grades 3-8 due to the state’s suspension of those assessments in 2016.

ACT Results

Updated for 2017: The Tennessee Department of Education reports ACT results based on the highest composite score for each student earning a regular diploma. Based on this methodology, the district’s graduating class of 2017 posted an ACT composite score of 25.2, outperforming the state average of 20.1.

When considering the college readiness benchmarks established by ACT, 55% of the district’s 2016 graduating class scored at or above all four. On average, 20% of students in Tennessee achieve such a feat.

Students who achieve at least a 21 composite on the ACT are eligible for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship. In WCS, 80% of the 2017 graduating class met this criteria compared to the state average of 42%.

TCAP Results

Updated for 2017: Williamson County Schools is once again one of the highest achieving districts in the state based on the 2017 TCAP results. According to the TCAP data posted on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website, the district ranks first or second for all ELA, math, and science groups in grades 3-5 and 6-8.

WCS also ranks at or near the top for all high school English, math, and science groups.

Accountability

Updated for 2017: Accountability for 2017 is based on methodology defined by the state’s ESEA waiver with the US Department of Education and focuses on increasing achievement levels for all students and reducing achievement gaps that exist between certain groups of students. Future accountability models will be based on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Williamson County Schools earned the designation of Exemplary District for exceeding expectations for all students as well as student subgroups.

Nineteen schools in the district earned the designation of Reward School, thirteen for performance (top 5% in achievement) and six for performance and progress (top 5% in achievement and top 5% in growth).

More information about the accountability system can be found on the Tennessee Department of Education’s website.

TVAAS

There are several references to “value-added growth” on this report card. Instead of measuring proficiency on state assessments, the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) uses statistical models to measure student growth by comparing one student’s performance with many other similar students on the same assessment.

The public TVAAS website provides access to school and district growth disaggregated in various ways, including a function for comparing their data.